Training | for the better

We aim to empower health care workers and other individuals with skills that will equip them to deliver quality Palliative care services. We truly believe that, our training and education must empower all individuals to deal with death and dying in a dignified manner as well as facilitate the provision of quality palliative care to all who live in South Africa. Our training draws upon our extensive experience in Palliative Care as well as an acute realisation that this is an evolving area of expertise and as such we must support our experience with ongoing research in the field.

Professional health care workshops

  • 1-Week Introduction to Palliative Care

    An informative 5 day course for Registered, Enrolled and Professional nurses focusing on a multi-disciplinary/holistic approach to palliation. On completion a certificate will be issued.

    • Introduction to Palliative care
    • Basic Principles of Nursing
    • Communication skills
    • Nutrition and Elimination
    • Breaking bad news
    • Basic First Aid Principles
    • Ethics
    • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
    • Genograms
    • The dying process
    • Pain and symptom control
    • Psycho, Social and spiritual care
  • 2.5- Day Grief, Loss and Bereavement Workshop

    A 2.5-day workshop for people with basic counselling or support skills.

    Course Objectives:

    • To increase knowledge and understanding of grief, loss and bereavement.
    • To develop insight into grief through the ages.
    • To learn new and creative ways of supporting the bereaved.
    • To develop new insights and skills for grief and bereavement support.
    • Enhanced self-awareness.

    Course outline:

    • New theories and models for understanding grief, loss and bereavement.
    • “The silent grief” – an overview of childhood bereavement.
    • Self-awareness and personal growth.
    • Grief support – skills, values, process, models and perspectives.
    • The way forward.
  • Volunteer Counselling 5 week course

    5 week (8.30-15.00 hours) Care Givers Course

    The course provides the appropriate skills to:

    • Develop an understanding of the Hospice philosophy of care and become orientated to the organisation
    • Facilitate enhanced awareness of self and insight into issues evoked by patients
    • Gain insight into the losses experienced by a sick patient and their family
    • Begin conceptualising death in order to empathize with the dying patient
    • Explore personal experiences of loss and grief and develop an understanding of the theory around grief, loss and bereavement
    • Enhanced knowledge and understanding of terminal illness: physical and psychological implications
    • Learn and practice interpersonal skills

    Who should do the course?

    • Any individual who has a passion for wanting to volunteer themselves to Hospice.
    • Individuals with empathy and compassion.
    • Professionals and non-professionals who would like to expand and learn more about counselling in a palliative situation
  • The Ancillary Health Care Worker

    This course will enable the Learner to be competent in the following aspects of home care. A certificate will be issued to all learners.

    Create a hygienic environment for the patient.

    Bed bathing, bed making.

    Mouth care, pressure part care.

    Basic position of the patient.

    Basic first aid: CPR

    Temperature, pulse, respiration and Blood Pressure (BP)

    Basic Nutrition

    Care of the dying

    HIV/AIDS and TB

    Basic anatomy and physiology


    Patient rights

    Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

    Assessments and tests will be written during the course


We have only listed a few workshops, we also offer training on topics such as:

  • Breaking Bad News.
  • 5-Day Physical Assessment for Nurses.
  • Caring for the Patient at Home.
  • Effective Care Communication Skills for Registered Nurses and other Health Care workers
  • Beyond Limits, “ Schools Grief and Loss Bereavement training”
  • Beyond Limits, “ Corporate Organisations Grief and Loss Bereavement training”


A very critical non-negotiable part of what we are about is Volunteers